In a relief to college lecturer T J Joseph, whose hand was chopped off by activists of a radical outfit, a Magistrate Court here has exonerated him of the charge of hurting religious sentiments of a community through a question paper he set for his students.
The management of Newman College on Friday filed a counter affidavit in the University Appellate Tribunal here against lecturer TJ Joseph plea
for staying his dismissal in the wake of the question paper row.
Contesting from prison, an accused in the sensational case of chopping off the hand of Thodupuzha Newman college lecturer TJ Joseph, has won from a block panchayat division in Ernakulam in the civic body elections.
KK Ali, arrested by the Special Investigation Team in the early hours, had reportedly purchased a van from Lawrance of Thrissur, two weeks prior to the attack, for the culprits
to escape after the assault on TJ Joseph.
One more person has been arrested
in connection with the attack on a college lecturer, whose
right hand was chopped off allegedly by activists of a radical
Muslim outfit for preparing an inflammatory question paper.
The police team, probing the attack on a college lecturer allegedly by activists of Popular Front of India, has come across clues on large amounts of money spent by the outfit for organising its activities.